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Series/Special. (2012) Highlights from the Australian Parliament Question Time. Topics include immigration, carbon tax and the Julian Assange case. New.

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  CSPAN    Australian Parliament    Series/Special.  (2012) Highlights from the Australian  
   Parliament Question Time. Topics include immigration, carbon tax...  

    September 23, 2012
    9:00 - 9:20pm EDT  

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institutions to issue. as of yet -- right now there are some differences in some polices around the edges. on the core issue of preserving this very corrupt nuance in washington, neither team offered slough. >> the title of the book is "bailout" and sub title is "bailout: an inside account of how washington abandoned main street while rescuing wall street." our guest has been neil barofsky former inspector general in charge of oversight of t.a.r.p. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> for dvd copy of this program, call
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18(777)662-7726 for for free transcripts visit us at q&a.org. >> the first of the presidential debates wednesday october 3 live on c-span, c-span radio and c-span.org. watch and engage. next australian prime minster julia gillard takes questions. tomorrow on washington journal, bloomberg news reporter jonathan looks at the presidential candidate fundraising and costs.
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trinity university professor david lesh talk about his book "syrian." and gary angle from the government accountability office will look at treasury action to avoid hitting the debt ceiling. former virginia governor tim kaine and former senator george allen faced each other thursday night in one of four scheduled senate debates. the political reporter rates this race a toss up. >> the standarder barrier, he said 47% of americans are too dependent on government and they see themselves as victims. >> do you share that vision of america and what specifically will you do to deal with that 47%? >> as i stated in the
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beginning david, the best social program of all is a job. how do you provide more job opportunities for people -- >> you think nearly half the country see themselves as victims? >> no, i look very positively at the people. >> would you disagree with governor romney on this point? >> i have my own point of view. my point of view is that the people of america still believe in the american dream. our responsibility as leaders and public servant to make sure this is a country where everyone has that equal opportunity to compete and pursue their dream. the way i look at it, the point is, think that you look at the records. who has created more opportunities. i mentioned welfare reform. those are folks who were down and out and temporarily needed help. we want to help folks able minded and able bodied. i think that's a natural --
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one of the great at tributes of characteristics of all americans. they want a government that reflects their value and gives them the opportunity to reach their aspirations and be that role model for their children. >> i don't think the question of whether governor romneys statements are hard. it's very straight forrard ward. they are divisive comments. >> moderated nbc's david gregory. this debate is courtesy of wrc tv washington d.c. watch the entire debate monday at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. the british house of commons is in recess. now, highlights from the august session of question time in the australian parliament. prime minster julia gillard and cabinet members discuss
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australia's recently imposed carbon tax. also, australia's health minister outlines new anti-smoking efforts. over in their senate, the foreign affairs minister discusses australian's role in the julian assange case. >> hello i'm david with highlights of the last sitting of the australian parliament. one of the issues that's been doving the government here in australia is solemn seekers. they've been come something record numbers on leaky boats and some sadly has been drowning at sea trying to get here. the government has been under a lot of pressure to take tougher policy to
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deter those for making this journey. finally the government backed down and embraced the opposition policy after it was recommended by an expert panel. it's what the opposition wanted but opposition leader tony didn't let the government get away by reminding the political back flip. >> madam, my question, i thank the prime minster for finally adopting one element in the board of protection policy. namely offshore purchasing purchase. ing -- purchasing. i asked when will she adopt the other policy.
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>> the prime minster. thank you very much deputy speaker and to the opposition question. the government has endorsed in principle the recommendations of this report. a report put together by eminent australians. it is this that has got the government. i want to take this opportunity to thank those free eminent australians.. -- for their work. yesterday we saw people out on the politics claiming what the board was out of this report. the truth is of this report that for every political party in this parliament including the government, including the opposition,
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aspects of this report, aspects of this report reject parts of their politics. that is the truth of this report. frankly about the things the government advocated. now, that is the conclusion of angus houston panel and its work. it is incumbent upon us now to put those political scoreboards and that point making aside to put aside the shafting and the rhetoric that has characterized this debate and to actually get on with the job of enacting the recommendations of this report. the government will later today introduce amendments to the legislation to remain solemn and refugee law. we had this morning good
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faith discussion. >> madam, my question is to the prime minster. prime minster, why did the government abolish offshore processing on the rue four years ago? >> the prime minster -- >> thank you very much and to the member who asked the question of course former minister of immigration and consequently a great deal of experience. he's aware of the government was elected to government with a set of policies about offshore processing. that is a matter of history. >> my question is to the prime minster. it is costly and
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unsustainable and wrong as a matter of principle. given that her expert panel disagrees and restore offshore processing, will she now apologize for her policy failure that led to 22,000 illegal arrivals and $4.7 billion cost blowout? >> the prime minster has the call. >> thank you very much deputy speaker and the opposition. it -- what was done in the past. she's consequently -- i suggest she apologize for that. >> with the asylum seekers put to debate, the
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opposition return to its favorite topic the carbon tax. which the government introduced in australia. the opposition supports it. it wants it scrapped. it created some rowdy scenes in parliament. >> my question is for the prime minster. i refer her to this letter from australian country choice, that indicate that it is now paying a carbon charge of an extra 38% peak electricity. that's an extra $10,400 a week because of the introduction of the carbon tax. why on businesses like this one from the prime minster broken that there will be no carbon tax? >> the prime minster has the call. >> thank you very much
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deputy speaker. he's not only gone -- he complains on electricity prices. he has said today, it's true the carbon tax isn't the only tax -- complete, compared with statements in the parliament that everything else except carbon pricing. but later the opposition is smacked into reality and experts don't agree with him, the regulators don't agree with him and he finally complain that the dramatic increases in power prices are not about power prices. >> thank you madam deputy speaker . my question is to
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the prime minster. this latest electricity bill shows carbon charges of 23,000 for the month of july alone. 23 thousand dollars. this new carbon tax cannot be passed on. >> the prime minster has the call. >> thank you very much deputy speaker and to the member who raises the question. as the member will be aware, we have always say that carbon pricing, the price will be paid for by the big polluters. we've been very clear about
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what that impact would be. for small businesses who were not required to directly pay the carbon price, they are not required to fill in any additional form unlike the paperwork. which is why we have put consumers in a position that they can pass that on and consume with tax cuts. >> my question is for the prime minster. farmers will not pay a cent. how does she reconcile with statement with this letter
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that shows visible increase in annual bill used on his family run farm by more than $12,000 due to the carbon tax. >> thank you very much the parliamentary secretary would have made simple point that it is only beg business that generate lots of carbon pollution. thousands and thousands of carbon pollution and 25,000 tons or more of carbon pollution that pay the carbon price. to the member who is continuing. what we are seeing today is opposition determined to continue its fear campaign even though, day by day, the facts are proving these
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fear campaigns wrong. electricity bills will skyrocket even later opposition, that's wrong. as i was just about to say, the member who asked the question, doesn't funding the school education. that fund is indexed. like the increase flowing through the 10% increase flowing for electricity prices. i wonder if the member ever got the government on the sight and asked them about the impact of 17% increase in the electricity process.
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>> he will remove himself from the chamber. interjections will not be tolerated. >> the opposition could withdraw the interjections he made across the chambers along the lines you insisted they be drawn. >> the later of the opposition will withdraw without qualification. the opposition will remove himself from the chamber and continually ignore.
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the opposition has now been advised but the chair. i asked you to do it without qualification. later the opposition will leave the chamber on 94a. >> the other big news for the government during august was its victory in the high court to force tobacco companies to sell cigarettes in plain packets. this is world first and something big tobacco giants fought years against. the victory was an important one for the government. >> the members has the call. >> thank you deputy. my question is for the minister. would the minister explain to the house what today's high court decision means to public health and young australians?
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>> i want to thank the members for her question. i know this is issue close to her. it will save countless of australians lives. every year smoking kills around 15,000 australians. it accounts for about 10.5 deaths in this country. it's about 30 times people in the tobacco vinoy employed in australia. seg -- this is what cigarette packs will look like. manufactured